Noel Castellanos :: How can Westerners avoid the ‘Savior’ complex?

  • “The idea that the poor are spiritually bankrupt is something we have to combat,” explains Noel Castellanos, Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). Being a Christian does not mean your life will be materially blessed. Likewise, lack of wealth does not mean lack of faith. It is very easy for wealthy, middle class white Christians to feel like they are there to bring salvation to the poor. That is simply not the case. When Christians understand that we are all part of the same ‘familia’, our barriers are broken down. “When you’re familia; you take care of each other, you love each other, you challenge each other. . . if one part of the body suffers we all suffer.”

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